Columbus Indiana Philharmonic


The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic is committed to our mission of creating performances in the pursuit of the highest artistic achievement and educating all ages in the joy of music.  We realize that our success depends on the talents and skills of our musicians.  We invite those interested to contact us about joining the Philharmonic family.

Orchestra Musicians

Information about open positions for the 2015-16 Season may be obtained here.  For questions, please contact

Please do not call or email the Philharmonic office.

Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (PYO)

Students in grades 7 – 12 make up the majority of PYO musicians with a few advanced students in grades 4 – 6.  Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. during the school year.  Auditions include an interview, solo piece, scales and sight reading.  To schedule an audition or for questions, please contact our Education Director at or 812-376-2638, x4.

Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir (CICC)

Open to students in grades 4 – 9, CICC has a Descant Choir for beginning and intermediate singers and a Concert Choir for more advanced singers.  Rehearsals are in Columbus from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. on Monday (Concert Choir) and Tuesday (Descant Choir) during the school year.  Vocal assessments take place from May through September by appointment and during Choral Festival Summer Choir Camp.  To schedule a vocal assessment or for questions, please contact Ruth Dwyer, CICC Artistic Director at 800-368-6852, x8066 or or Camilla Gehring, Descant Choir Director, at 812-376-9329 or

For more information, contact Ruth Dwyer,

CICC is a collaborative effort between the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

Philharmonic Chorus

The Philharmonic Chorus is open to those age 18 and up.  No audition is needed – just the desire to sing with a group that enjoys performing choral works with the Philharmonic Orchestra.  Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. during the school year. For more information, please contact the Philharmonic office at 812-376-2638, x1.